We were going to go to the Calidad food truck at Santa Fe Brewing. After reading an article in the Santa Fe New Mexican in April. I was ready for some shrimp tacos. Ronin Izikaya and Calidad are the same people. Ronin Izakaya was at Santa Fe Brewing last week but this week they were serving a different menu. Or so I thought. Apparently the chef was trying out a Pho menu. Yes, the menu was different except for the kimchi fries(10). Even I had enough kimchi fries to last for awhile. After having a vegetable spring roll at Kulantro , I really didn’t want another vegetable spring roll. I am not a big pho fan. The only other options for me was the special, an Impossible Burger(19) that was listed on the menu wall. Ok, I thought that 19 dollars was a little pricey for an Impossible Burger especially since I had a bag of frozen Impossible Burgers in the freezer at home. All the food sounded good but not for me.
Deciding that my frozen Impossible Burgers from Costco(13.99)or at Sprouts (16.99) was the route to take. I grilled some Impossible Burgers, Beyond Meat Italian Sausages, Lightlife Brats, avocados, pineapple, and a sweet onion.
It was going to be hot in Santa Fe, so I thought that I would grill everything all at once. The idea of standing over hot coals several times was less than appealing. But if I grilled everything together, I would only have to be out grilling once.
The Impossible Burgers came with paper between each individual burger making it easier to separate the burgers. Nice job, Impossible Burgers!
As always the avocados had some olive oil and spices, as did the onion wrapped in aluminum foil.
The Impossible Burgers cook for about 5 minutes per side when they are still frozen. I think it depends upon your fire. Mine was very hot. The avocados cook about 3 minutes per side.
The pineapple cooks about 4 minutes also depending upon the fire and the thickness of the slices. I am trying not to burn the slices and get those nice grill marks.
This is my Impossible Burger, the final product. I put onion, lettuce, avocado, pickles, mustard, and Tabasco Ketchup on my Impossible Burger. Yes, there is a burger under all of that.
It was worth grilling in the heat. Now, I am making myself hungry just remembering all of this.
On a totally different note, Plantita Vegan Bakery is now serving orange chocolate cayenne cupcakes with candied pecans(23 for 1/2 dozen). The cupcakes are a little pricey but worth it for an extra treat. Sorry, I ate them before I thought of getting a photo. We would order a dozen(45) but vegan bakery doesn’t seem to stay moist for long. Also a reminder, you still have to order ahead of time to give Thomas notice. Please see the Plantita website for details.
Next week the scheduled food truck at Santa Fe Brewing is Bang Bite. I’ll see if I can find out what is on their menu.